EVENTS: Bernstein & Andriulli/Thundermutt Book and Toy Launch Party in New York
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On Sept. 29, 7-11 p.m., at Neo Studios, 628 Broadway, Bernstein & Andriulli celebrates its 14th year of international illustration books and the third year of its "Love or Money" series, featuring the "esoteric, aspirational work our artists do out of love of their craft, and the commissioned work they do for money," as the preface puts it. There's also a "Boutique" section in the book showcasing the work of "multidiscipline artists, typographers and urban vinyl toy designers who have evolved aesthetically from outside the parameters of traditional illustration and graphics." The event also marks the launch of the Thundermutt 14 series of limited-edition toys from Tristan Eaton's Thunderdog Studios — this first half of the release featuring the work of Eaton, Gary Baseman, Stephen Bliss, Dave Needham and Andrew Rae. For Thundermutt 14, each artist has hand-made or hand-painted a special object to be inserted into the hollow head of each of the 100 toys in the series. See here is Bliss' toy, and in the PDF his custom bottlecaps, followed by Baseman's Mutt and its accompanying signed and numbered mini prints. Also in the PDF is the work of six illustrators featured in the new edition of "Love or Money": 5) Jonathan Barkat, 6) Thomas Fuchs, 7) Kai & Sunny, 8) Mick Marston, 9) Peter Kramer, and 10) Sara Haywood. See www.ba-reps.com and www.thunderdogstudios.com for more.